Malawi gay man subjected to sickening homophobic attack 

Malawi Police have been called to investigate a possible hate crime in which a gay man was subjected to a sickening homophobic attack in the capital Lilongwe on Monday.

Gay attack in Lilongwe

Gay attack in Lilongwe

Photos posted on Facebook by human right activist Billy Mayaya shows Kelvin Gomani  who works at Crossroads Hotel was brutally attacked by unknown gang for being gay.

Gonani is indeed a renowned guy in Lilongwe who was arrested late last year for having homosexual sex.

Mayaya said police should investigate the attack and treat it as an anti-gay hate crime.

Recently, the UN  warned that Malawi needs to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)  people following comments from a political party spokesperson that gay people are “worse than dogs” and should be killed.

A spokesman for the People’s Party, Ken Msonda, made the comments on social media, and then later in a number of interviews.

Following the comments, Msonda was charged with inciting others to break the law.

This was after two civil rights organisations pressed charges against him over the remarks.

However, the Director of Public Prosecutions Mary Kachale instructed the Chief Magistrate’s Court to discontinue the case.

“It’s pretty alarming because essentially people will see that you can incite people to kill someone simply because they belong to a particular group,” the UN rights office spokesman Rupert Colville told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“It’s broader really than simply awful discrimination and incitement to hatred of gay and lesbians, it undermines the role of law in general,” he said.

Gay sex is illegal in Malawi and is punishable with up to 14 years in prison, however, the  government has suspended the law, according to Justice Minister Samuel Tembenu pending a  review on whether or not homosexuality should be decriminalised.

Meanwhile, press reports also indicate that homosexuals are facing challenges when seeking medical attention in the country’s public health facilities.

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) executive director Timothy Mtambo said his office is receiving an  increased number of homosexuals from all corners of the country coming to report and complain of all kinds of discrimination they face from medical personnel when seeking medical attention, especially after developing sexual reproductive complications or contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

“We have reports that instead of just treating them like any other patient, some medical personnel make fun of homosexuals, some refuse to treat them or ask them so many irrelevant questions. This is unacceptable and we condemn it in strongest terms,” Mtambo told a local paper.

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) acting spokesperson and deputy hospital administrator Chikumbutso Tambala said the problem was that most homosexuals do things in secret, “a tendency that has led them into suffering in silence.”

Ministry of Health (MoH) spokesperson Adrian Chikumbe said his office has not yet received any complaint regarding the matter.

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I better choose jesus
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I better choose jesus
7 months 15 days ago

Ooooooh jesus is coming!

Andrew
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Andrew
7 months 16 days ago

Manofprinciples you are a sick individual for promoting hatred.

Just ignorant Malawians, being gay is not a choice, nor is is an illness given to others like HIV, once thought of as a gay plague.

So many problems and you worry about what people do behind closed doors, government has no right in the bedrooms of its citizens

Homophobic people are usually insecure of their own sexuality

manofprinciples
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manofprinciples
7 months 16 days ago

thanks everybody who had a hand in beating this useless fella…..i would have loved is he died!!!

rodneyminika
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7 months 16 days ago

All gay supporters open a public place & see how people will welkom that, i head somebody saying that a gay can fightback after he has been beaten by arightiouts man kkkkk i dont think he can manage to fightback, coz of his tiredness after bullshit deeds fuc off, may be you were born from gays , poor & silly beggars the best thing u better go to their countries that will support disobayers.shame to you the trapens

mpotoguyz
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mpotoguyz
7 months 16 days ago

you deserve and you will regret being gay…..this is Malawi go to Uk if you want to be gay mbuzi

john Payakwe
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john Payakwe
7 months 17 days ago

did I hear that the truth of the matter is this guy on the picture stays with his nephew and he got money from a friend amounting to 200000MK so that the payer should have gay sex with the kid which happened but the young boy revealed to neighbours who got angered with such deed and beat up this guy to pulp…Billy just posted the photos without verifying what exactly happened

No Innocent
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No Innocent
7 months 17 days ago

No commenting. God will judge all-made righteousness in the name of Udohr. any killing is sin. Leave Jah to do Her/His work

King
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King
7 months 17 days ago

Mwina amadabulisa kuzembera akumphasa awo

Phonera
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Phonera
7 months 17 days ago

If U Think Gays Are Weak That U Can Just Wakeup And Beat Them Then U R Lying, Beat Another One We Will Fight Back, If U Kill One Gay We Kill 5 Homophobics, Stupid Malawians Busy With Gays While U R Languishing With Poverty

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen
7 months 17 days ago
guys wina aliyense ndiwochimwa…in the bible God said “you shall not do adultery” but still more people are doing that almost every minute but no one has never killed them for that. and it only shows people they do not care…why now??? leave them and that’s how they have chosen to leave their life the same way you choose your life… the least we could do is to spread the news of gospel so they could change willingly and we should pray for them. this is not a fight we can fight physically but in spirit, cause i believe its… Read more »
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